Prizefight: Roku 3 vs. third-generation Apple TV (video)

Two of the best media-streaming devices, the Roku 3 and the third-generation Apple TV, renew their bitter rivalry.

Streaming-box supremacy

Which black box makes the cut?

It's one of the best back-and-forth battles we've had between two gadgets in the Prizefight ring. Streaming-media boxes are here to stay, and they are only getting better.

The Roku 3 brings a new design, an all-new interface, and a boatload of new features including a unique private-listening mode.

The Apple TV still remains a favorite for any owner of an Apple device with its wireless-streaming capabilities and the power of its iTunes ecosystem.

Will the Roku 3 reclaim its top spot, or will Apple defend its title? Who is your Prizefight champion? Vote now!

Read the full CNET Review

Roku 3

The Bottom Line: The Roku 3 is the best streaming-video box yet, with tons of content sources, lightning-fast performance, and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack. / Read full review

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Apple TV (2012)

The Bottom Line: While it's still a step behind the Roku 3, the Apple TV is an excellent streaming box, especially for those invested in the Apple ecosystem. / Read full review

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